Freight Car Repairer

Company Name:
Norfolk Southern
Freight Car Repairers are subject to working various shifts with the possibility of rest days being scheduled on
non-weekend days. They may be subject to working overtime that would be paid at the overtime rate.
Norfolk Southern provides a 6-12 week long comprehensive training program at our facility in McDonough, Georgia, 35miles south of Atlanta on I-75. McDonough Training Center combines classroom and field instruction. Norfolk Southern
will reimburse travel to and from McDonough. While in McDonough, Norfolk Southern will provide hotel lodging and meal
expenses. The majority of training for Student Carmen will be done at their home point where they will be paid the
applicable rate as listed below.
Pay Rates
During the first eight weeks of employment, Student Carmen will earn $14.05 per hour. Applicants who do not qualify as
journeymen are subject to a 2-year rate progression, after which they will earn full rates as upgraded student carmen. The
full union scale for Carmen is $28.09. The rate progression for Student Carmen is as outlined:
Percent of Full Rate
Approximate Amount /hour
1st year
75% of full rate$21.07/hour
2nd year
80% of full rate
After 2 years
100% of full rate
In order to progress to the next rate level, employees must complete 244 creditable days of training in their current step
rate. Upon completion of 732 creditable days of training, Student Carmen will be considered Journeymen Carmen.
Carmen are responsible for monthly payment of union dues from the first day of employment.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. We test hair for illegal drugs
as part of our pre-employment medical evaluation. Hair testing can reveal any drug use in the last 90 days. If you are
unable to provide a hair sample from the head, arms, chest, or legs we will treat that failure as a refusal which will result inrejection of the application for employment.
Note: Information herein is intended as a guide and in all cases the applicable collective bargaining agreement shall
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